Four State University of New York scholars address the topic “Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?” during a rescheduled African-American History Month presentation on Tuesday, April 4, in the Maureen Stapleton Theatre. The event, open free to the public, runs from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The program, postponed from Feb. 9 when the college was closed due to a snow storm, honors the legacies of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King.
The SUNY scholar presentations focus mainly on minority progress, according to Tamu Chambers, event producer/director, who is a professor in the college’s History, Philosophy and Social Sciences Department and an educator input liaison to Governor Cuomo’s Amistad Commission. President Matonak delivers welcome remarks.
— Dr. Seth N. Asumah, a SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor, Political Science professor and chair of the Africana Studies Department at SUNY Cortland, shares Dr. King’s vision of America and revisits King’s legendary “I Have A Dream” speech and book, “Why We Can’t Wait.”
— Dr. Carlos Medina, vice chancellor and chief diversity officer in SUNY’s Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (ODEI), presents The Power of SUNY’s Strategic Plan of Inclusion, including policies and practices to assist students, and remedies for greater inclusion.
— Dr. Ann Geisendorfer, chair of the Criminal Justice, Forensic Science and Public Administration Department at Hudson Valley Community College, and Dr. Mecke Nagel, a philosophy professor who directs the Center for Gender and Intercultural Studies at SUNY Cortland, discuss recent police and criminal justice system reforms.
This African American History and Culture Edu-Drama is sponsored by Sisters In Cynch, a student club advised by Chambers that offers projects and programs that embrace diversity and inclusion, and the Student Senate at Hudson Valley Community College. Click here for a program flyer.
A brief reception featuring African American and Latino cuisine will follow the program. Please call (518) 629-7431 for more information.